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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
crested cabbage rose rose 'Cristata'
crested moss rose chapeau de Napoléon
Rosa Chapeau de Napoléon Rosa crested moss
Rosa can be deciduous or semi-evergreen shrubs or scrambling climbers, with usually thorny stems bearing pinnate leaves and solitary or clustered, 5-petalled flowers followed by showy red or purple fruits
Centifolia roses are lax bushes with thorny stems and double, usually fragrant flowers in summer
'Cristata' is a medium-sized shrub of rather lax growth with dull green foliage and fragrant, cupped, double pink flowers 8cm in width. Each sepal has a mossy crest on the back
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in an open site with full sun and moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. For best flowering apply a balanced fertiliser and mulch in late winter or early spring. Tolerant of some shade and poor soils
Propagate by hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Cut Flowers
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 22 (roses)
Pests Aphids, leafhoppers, glasshouse red spider mite, scale insects, caterpillars and rose leaf-rolling sawfly may be a problem. Rabbits and deer can cause damage
May be subject to black spot, rose rust, powdery mildews and a downy mildew
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